Automotive oil brings life into your Kia vehicle and maintaining regular maintenance and oil changes will keep your Kia in the best possible running condition. Many of today’s Kia models are running on full synthetic oil instead of the previous conventional oil norm. The switch to full synthetic oil offers you and your Kia a world of benefits and improvements on the road and Friendly Kia recommends you make the switch for your Kia regardless of the model year.
If your Kia has hit its mile mark and is due for an oil and filter change, our team of experts at Friendly Kia is here to help. Whether you drive a 2012 Soul or a 2022 Kia Stinger, full synthetic oil can improve the performance of your Kia and our Friendly Kia team can help your Kia make the switch. Continue reading below to learn about the benefits of choosing full synthetic oil over conventional oil in your Kia.
Oil in your vehicle keeps your engine running smoothly every time you turn your vehicle on. Many new Kia vehicles are now requiring full synthetic oil, as this offers the best protection for your engine and will keep your Kia running on the road longer. If you are driving an older Kia model and are curious about the benefits of switching its conventional oil over to full synthetic, here are some of the benefits:
Reduces sludge formation
Provides greater engine wear protection
Combats engine deposits
High-temperature engine protection and reduces the risk of overheating
Low-temperature engine protection
Every driver should have their Kia on a routine schedule for oil and oil filter changes. Keeping your vehicle full of fresh oil with a clean filter in place will help keep your Kia running as smoothly as possible. If you aren’t sure if your Kia is due for its next oil change, check out your vehicle’s owner’s manual to check the suggested maintenance schedule to help get your Kia back on track.
There are times where you might notice your vehicle is having an oil problem when it isn’t time for your routine oil change. If your vehicle is on the older side, you might start to notice that your Kia is leaving behind oil stains in your driveway after parking overnight. Oil leaks and stains can happen as internal seals begin to break down, releasing oil through cracks and broken seals. Additionally, older models can start to experience issues with the oil pump or engine, resulting in the oil service light popping on when you start the vehicle. The oil light can indicate an issue with low oil pressure or a low oil level, both of which can lead to serious performance issues in your vehicle.
If you suspect that your Kia is leaking oil or is experiencing an oil pump malfunction, bring your vehicle to the Friendly Kia service center and our experts can provide you with the best options and outcomes for your Kia.
Book your next oil change or maintenance appointment today by contacting a member of the Friendly Kia team or using our online scheduling tool.